Terminally ill cancer patient's wish to visit Hall of Fame fulfilled


An 82-year-old Canton man made his first visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Monday afternoon.

James Scipio, who is battling stage 4 cancer, toured the football museum as part of a program facilitated by Crossroads Hospice, an organization that caters to patients with less than six months to live. The organization focuses on helping family members in addition to the patient.

Money is raised all year for the Ultimate Gift Program. Patients are asked if they only had one day to live, what would they do. James chose a visit to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

According to Scipio’s chaplain, the retired painter and construction worker was always busy helping others and never had extra money to come to the Hall of Fame.

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